Presentation on theme: "The purpose of today is to prepare for your field experience to the museums… It is also to introduce you to some famous Spanish artists, some of whom have."— Presentation transcript:
The purpose of today is to prepare for your field experience to the museums… It is also to introduce you to some famous Spanish artists, some of whom have work displayed in the MFAH You will need a piece of paper, writing utensil…and an open mind
Hoy, van a escribir apuntes breves—no oraciones completas Para cada persona, escribe: 1) nombre 2) años 3) que tipo de arte (i.e. paintings, etc) 4) estilo
El Greco 1541 – 1614 Primarily a painter, but also worked as a sculptor and an architect. Studied under Titian. Many paintings were done in the 16 th century Venetian Renaissance style, depicting religious figures and scenes. Self Portrait 1604
El Greco, Cont. El Greco was born in Crete and worked in Italy before moving to Spain in about 1577. His full name was Doménikos Theotokópoulos, and he usually signed his paintings in Greek letters with this name. He is, however, generally known as El Greco (“the Greek”). He died in Toledo in 1614. View of Toledo 1597 Assumption of the Virgin 1577 St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix 1595
What does this painting say about the times? View of Toledo 1597
Diego Velázquez 1599-1660 A realist painter during the Baroque Period. Worked as a court painter in Madrid He painted landscapes, mythological and religious subjects, and scenes from common life (such as tavern scenes). Self Portrait 1643
Diego Velázquez, Cont. Diego Rodríguez de Silva Velázquez was born in Seville, Spain. He was a portrait painter who worked in the court of King Phillip IV. He was referred to as the "noblest and most commanding man among the artists of his country.” The Count-Duke of Olivares on Horseback 1634 The Waterseller of Seville 1623 The Surrender of Breda c.1635
Choose one of these—interpret what the artist is trying to convey?
Francisco Goya 1746-1828 Known for his paintings, drawings, and engravings A Spanish court painter, like Velázquez. Many paintings depicted the French invasion of Spain. Self Portrait 1815
Francisco Goya, Cont. Francisco Goya was best known as a portraitist in his time, but he is now better known for his paintings depicting the violent French occupation of Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The Shootings of May Third 1808 1814 The Incantation 1797-98 Dona Teresa Sureda c. 1805
Who do you think the intended audience is? Why?—be able to explain multiple perspectives
Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 A painter and sculptor Along with Georges Braque, founded the style of painting known as Cubism. Went through several styles of painting include the Blue Period, the Rose Period, and the Cubist Period.
Pablo Picasso, Cont. Although Picasso spent a good amount of his life in France, he often used imagery from his native country, Spain (bullfights were a favorite subject). One of his most famous paintings, Guernica, was inspired by the bombing of the town during the Spanish Civil War. Guernica 1937 The Old Guitar Player 1903 Weeping Woman 1937
You must choose one of these Picassos to purchase. Based on your own personal taste/preferences, which one would it be and why? What is the purpose for ‘your’ piece?
Joan Miró 1893-1983 A painter, sculptor, and ceramist Born outside of Barcelona, Spain An abstract artist
Joan Miró, Cont. Joan Miró is known for combining abstraction with surrealism. He traveled to France in 1919 where he associated with many artists including Picasso. It was there that he become known as an artist. He returned to Spain in 1940, where he lived and worked until his death. Women and Bird in the Moonlight 1949 La clé des champs 1953 Carnival of Harlequin 1925
Salvador Dalí 1904-1989 Studied art in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. Painter, sculptor, experimental filmmaker, sometimes writer Surrealist artist
Salvador Dalí, Cont. Salvador Dalí studied art in Spain. He traveled to France in 1928, where he met Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. He is known for his eccentric personality, and is considered to be the greatest artist of the Surrealist movement. The Persistence of Memory 1931 Rose Medidative 1958 Galatea of the Spheres 1952
For More Information… Francisco de Goya www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/goya www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/goya_francisco_de.html coloquio.com/famosos/goya.html Pablo Picasso www.mfa.org/exhibitions/picasso/ www.guggenheimcollection.org/site/artist_bio_126.html www.time.com/time/time100/artists/profile/picasso.html www.paris.org/Musees/Picasso www.nga.gov/feature/picasso Salvador Dalí www.dali-gallery.com/ www.artelino.com/articles/salvador_dali.asp www.guggenheimcollection.org/site/artist_bio_34.html Museum Web Sites museoprado.mcu.es www.salvadordalimuseum.org museoreinasofia.mcu.es/portada/portada.php www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/museums-in-barcelona.html www.louvre.fr/louvrea.htm